Casey Anthony and her father haven't talked in years: 'Never want to see her again'
Casey's father, George, in recent interviews, issued statements which suggest that the family may never get back together again
Tragedy struck Casey Anthony's family 10 years ago when her daughter Caylee Anthony went missing in July 2008. Caylee's disappearance caused fissures in the family, and the members are still picking up the pieces to this date.
Casey, who lived in a modest home in Orlando with her parents, George and Cindy Anthony, and her 2-year-old daughter. She has reportedly barely been in touch with her family ever since her parents suspected her responsible for the death of her daughter.
On July 15, 2008, Cindy reported that her granddaughter was missing after not seeing her for 31 days and suspected that her daughter Casey had murdered her Caylee. She informed the authorities that her daughter's car trunk was smelling like a dead body had been there.
Caylee's body was eventually discovered in December that year not far away from the couple's home and was found wrapped in a blanket and put inside a trash bag.
Cindy's phone call to 911 eventually launched a case full of twists and suspense. When questioned by detectives, Casey gave varying accounts of her daughter's whereabouts and was later charged with first-degree murder and pleaded not guilty.
Casey was later found not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child, however, she was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. With her due term served, she was released on July 17, 2011, and was met with public outrage and media trials.
The Anthony family has never been the same ever since Casey's release.
Talking about how the Anthonys were before the tragedy, a source close to the family said: "They really seemed like a typical family. If you saw them, you’d think everything was functional. They were doing well," according to People.
However, the case, a decade later, "still affects everyone who was involved in it" according to the Anthony family attorney, Mark Lippman.
Casey's father, George, in recent interviews, issued statements which suggest that the family may never get back together again. George had said that he never wants to speak with her daughter or see her again. He had also recently called her a "bad seed."
George also accused Casey of stealing her own daughter's money. In an interview in May this year during an A&E special, George said that Casey had stolen money out of a savings account they had set up for their granddaughter.
In Casey's case, although she has spoken to her mother sporadically since her release from prison, she has, however, moved on from her father.
"She just doesn’t need to have him in her life," a source close to Casey told the publication.
Casey's brother Lee, who used to visit the family often before the tragedy has also reportedly severed all contacts with his sister. Lee, during the case, was accused in court of molesting Casey, however, he denied all such allegations.
"Lee has frozen her out of his life," the source said. "And that’s fine by her."
Casey is reportedly also unhappy with her mother recently alleging that she was mentally ill.
"She will never have a relationship with her family," the source said. "Too much has happened, and that will never change. Those bridges have been burned."